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Blog | Zonta van den Goorbergh having a great season start

Zonta van den Goorbergh

Hello guys!

Today I am going to tell you something about my first test with the KTM and the first race in the European Talent Cup!

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Let's start with the RedBull Rookies Cup test. The first impression of the KTM was amazing, I straight away had a good feeling with the bike.

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At the start of the first day the gap was really big but at the end of the day the gap was much smaller. Also in the long run I had good pace even with 18 laps done!

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Jerez finished on Friday and we went straight to Estoril from Jerez. I had missed Thursday and Friday free practice in Estoril so I started directly in qualifying.

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I had have been in Estoril once before but now were new conditions on the track because it was wet but still I managed to get p16 on the grid.

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Although I wasn't that happy because I could go faster. In the first race my riding was amazing (in the wet) but unfortunately I crashed out of p10. Second race in the first lap I had no feeling in the wet and I needed to build some confidence and feeling, I lost some places and so I needed to come from p31 to p16.

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Even though my riding was good and improved every day, unfortunate my positions weren't really good in Estoril. I was a bit sore after the busy days and crash – instead of working out my first training was an easy one in the pool!

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When I got home from Estoril I had to change focus to school. I had missed a lot of tests and needed to sort that and get them done. I managed and am happy with my results. But to be honest, I am happy that this next trip is during a school holiday so I wont miss too much now. That is easier for when I come back!

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We spent a day in Assen on the Junior track this weekend – the weather was great and I had a chance to take my GRC bike out for the day! Perfect Easter Sunday it was for me!

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But all that is done, now I am looking forward to this weekend with the second race from the ETC in Valencia coming up and the week after the first race with the Rookies Cup in Jerez!

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See you,

Zonta

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